Dave Roderick

Dave Roderick



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About me

Like most counselors I provide traditional therapy in a comfortable, warm and private space.

However I also offer a form of eco-therapy presenting the opportunity to be in the wilderness walking and talking or perhaps sitting by a fire chatting with a cup of tea. I am an experienced and respected survival and tracking instructor, and utilise elements of those skill to provide ways of finding insight and explore what makes you unique, then find connections that will soothe, heal and promote your well-being.

What is Eco-Therapy…?

Eco-therapy is a relatively new term that encompasses a range of therapies that have close links to nature, the outdoors and our relationship to it. A key belief of the work at WildPath is that we all have a part of us that needs to find a connection to our natural environment.

It was only a few generations ago that our ancestors were used to being closer to the natural world. The resources that are freely available, the seasonal changes we adapted to and a self-reliance that came along with that connection. Pressures of modern day life, the distractions from modern technology and a fear of the unknown is eroding that connection.

There is an increasing amount of evidence from scientific research showing that the union with nature has proven, almost essential, benefits. Reducing stress levels, raising immunity to disease, lowering blood pressure and improving mood and well-being are all now known to be  beneficial effects that we can gain from finding that connection again.

About the therapy....

There are over 400 different forms of counselling and therapy which approach mental health from every perspective; Analytical, Kinaesthetic, Spiritual… to name just a few.

I offer an integrated person centred approach, which makes it unique to each client, combining techniques from a range of theories and practices. Person centred is a principle which respects and develops an individual’s experiences, behaviours and thoughts. Helping identify core issues that may be having an unwanted impact on their life, and exploring new ways that will work for them.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

20 years professional experience in wilderness training and mentoring

Specialist consultant in working with challenging behaviour.

Member organisations



Free 30 minute initial meeting

Fees operate on a sliding scale between £35 and £60

Sessions run for between 60 and 80 minutes (allowing time for location and client needs)

Maps & Directions

Barnstaple, EX31
Bideford, EX39

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Indoor space is fully accessible. Accessible private outdoor natural and wild spaces are also available.


Weekdays Monday-Thursday and weekends

Occasional evenings also available

Types of client

Young people